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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Communication Studies

Keith Nainby, Ph.D., Chair

Professors: Burroughs, Harvey, Jaasma, Nainby
Associate Professors: Huang, Liu
Assistant Professors: Chvasta, Cläus, Dawson, Stevens, Tumolo
Lecturers: Carranza, Jacquay

Office: Demergasso-Bava Hall - DBH 125
Phone: (209) 667-3371

Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies  with Tracks in Relational and Organizational Communication, and Public Communication and Media
Bachelor of Science, Applied Leadership 
Minor in Journalism 
Minor in Speech Communication 
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Communication Studies 
Social Sciences degree concentration in Communication Studies  

Liberal Studies Concentration in Communication Studies

Please refer to the Liberal Studies  section of the catalog.

Social Sciences Concentration in Communication Studies

Please refer to the Social Sciences program  section of the catalog.

Teaching Credentials

An approved single subject matter preparation program is available to Communication Studies majors who wish to declare English as their subject matter teaching area, with applicable courses on advisement. Please refer to the Teacher Education section of the Graduate Catalog for a description of other requirements to be completed in obtaining a single subject credential.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students are expected to achieve the following competencies:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theories and research processes used by communication scholars.
  • Apply the understanding of theories and research to the design and evaluation of original research proposals and projects.
  • Practice and demonstrate competence in the ability to speak in a variety of communication contexts.
  • Practice and demonstrate competence in the ability to work effectively in groups.
  • Demonstrate the ability to write effectively in a variety of communication contexts.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating communication products and processes using relevant communication frameworks.
  • Apply an ethical framework to communication interactions.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of communication practices found in a multicultural and globalized society.

International Path to the Major

The Department of Communication Studies supports the concept of international education and encourages students to investigate opportunities for overseas study. For more information, please contact the Office of International Education.